The Forge imprint of Tom Doherty Associates has found an excellent source of future mystery thrillers. Author Michael Ransom is, first and foremost, a scientist specializing in toxicogenomics and pharmacogenetics. His prior written work has appeared in various medical journals. “The Ripper Gene” marks his debut plunge into the genre of Mystery/Thrillers. And a noble effort it is.
Though not wanting to sound so similar to other reviewers, I can’t help but to also tell you that this book grabs you in the first few pages. And more impressively, it doesn’t let you go until the very end with an unexpected outcome. Mr. Ransom does a very good job weaving knowledge of his own field of work into a thrilling story line. Together, fact and fiction blend into a very readable and entertaining mystery. Michael Ransom is a gifted writer.
As a result of the information presented above, I must give this book the highest rating and to highly commend the volume for your reading enjoyment. Anyone who enjoys forensics and science paired with mystery will thoroughly this tale. And after reading, I am looking forward to the next publication from Michael Ransom. 5 STARS
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